Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE: GOL) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Airlines” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes $3.12 billion $346.84 million -20.00
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Competitors $8.61 billion $1.57 billion -88.01

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes. Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes 0 2 2 0 2.50
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Competitors 294 1040 2144 95 2.57

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes presently has a consensus target price of $21.25, suggesting a potential downside of 11.09%. As a group, “Airlines” companies have a potential downside of 11.31%. Given Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of shares of all “Airlines” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes -2.70% -9.77% -3.27%
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Competitors 3.84% 10.71% 3.57%

Risk & Volatility

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has a beta of 1.98, meaning that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ competitors have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes competitors beat Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA is a Brazil-based airline company. The Company focuses on carrying passengers to over 60 destinations, approximately 50 in Brazil and 10 in South America and the Caribbean. The Company’s fleet includes approximately 120 Boeing 737 aircrafts. The Company operates through two segments: Air transportation and Loyalty program. The Air transportation segment operations originate from its subsidiary Gol Linhas Aereas SA (GLA) for the provision of air transportation services. Its operations also include cargo operations and excess baggage. The Loyalty program segment operations are represented by SMILES coalition loyalty program, which enables clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets for more than 700 locations worldwide.

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